This butter chicken recipe is the best you will ever make and definitely better than any restaurant take out. Made with boneless chicken, yogurt, and easy to find spices, and done in just 20 minutes. Serve it over steam rice for a quick lunch or dinner.
In a glass or stainless mixing bowl, combine the yogurt, all the spices, ginger, garlic, and lemon juice. Combine well.
You can leave this to marinate for 15 minutes on the counter up to 12 hours in the refrigerator.
In a skillet or saute pan, add oil and ghee.
Add the whole spices – saute 30 seconds.
Then, add the chicken with marinade.
Stir fry for 2 minutes on medium-high.
Then, add the tomato paste – combine well.
Cover and cook for 15 minutes.
Open pan, taste and adjust seasoning.
Garnish with cilantro leaves.
Server over steamed rice, chapati or naan.
What can you do with leftover butter chicken?
Indian Butter Chicken is great to have on hand for many things, so leftovers are always a great thing to have on hand.
Butter Chicken Wraps - This quick butter chicken makes a great snack for kids' school meals. You can buy or make tortilla or Indian chapati.
or Butter Chicken Sandwiches - Use them as the base for sandwiches of course - add some sliced cucumbers and tomatoes.
Butter Chicken Noodles - Make a batch of butter chicken and instead of serving it with chapati or rice - serve it over a bed of steaming hot noodles.
or Butter Chicken Pasta - Do the same with Pasta - serve it with a bowl of penne.
Butter chicken pizza - sprinkle butter chicken pieces on your favorite pizza before the cheese.
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